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What does Clarance mean?

Clarance Pronunciation of Clarance [clarance] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Clarance is "one who lives near the River Clare". Clarance is an alternate spelling of Clarence (Latin).

Associated with: river.


Clarance has 3 variants: Clarrance, Clarrence and Klarance.

6 more relations via Clarence: Claran, Clarens, Claron, Clarons, Claronz and Clarrie.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Clarance Ryley (C.R.), ..

How popular is Clarance?

Clarance is an uncommon given name for men. Clarance is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Clarance reached its apex position of #525 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarance name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clarance outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Clarence (#1080 in recent rankings) is the only other prominent varying form of Clarance. Other variants, like Clarrie, are seldom used. These forms of Clarance reached the apex of their popularity 115 years ago (usage of 1%) and have become significantly less conventional since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarance, Clarence in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clarance and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cahane, Carne, Chance, Chaunce, Ciaran, Clancey, Clancy, Clare, Clarke, Cleante, Coltrane, Crane, Darence, Darrance, Derrance, Dorrance, Larance, Larrance, Laurance, Lawrance, Lorance, Lowrance, Tarrance, Terrance and Torrance. These names tend to be more commonly used than Clarance.

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